The term parastomal hernia is used to describe a bulge or swelling on or around your stoma.
Trying to prevent the formation of a parastomal hernia is recommended.
- Try not to lift anything heavy within first 6-8 weeks following surgery.
- If you intend to do any strenuous work when you have fully recovered from your surgery, you should wear a support belt to protect the abdominal muscles.
- Try and commence exercises to strengthen the core abdominal muscles ( seek professional advice from physiotherapist).
- The shape and size of the stoma may change due to an enlarged hernia. Measure the stoma regularly to ensure your pouch accurately fits the size of the stoma.
- A more flexible baseplate will achieve a better fit.
See below for product recommendations to help with managing your stoma when you have a hernia.
Small eakin Cohesive® Seals
The Extra Protector eakin Cohesive® small seals are our thickest seal that prevents leaks for those with looser output such as high output stomas, loose or watery output or urine. The thicker seal can also be stretched and moulded easily around irregular shaped stomas less than 50mm.
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